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Rajya Sabha question hour shifted to noon

PTI 14 Nov 2014, 14:02:10 PM IST

New Delhi: With an aim to ensure its smooth and effective functioning, the Rajya Sabha will have its Question Hour at 12 noon from the winter session of Parliament which begins on November 24.

The Question Hour in Rajya Sabha will now be between 12 pm to 1 pm instead of 11 am to 12 pm in the winter session, a senior Parliamentary Affairs Ministry official said.

The official said the Rajya Sabha secretariat has issued notification to this effect and all Ministries have also been communicated.

A decision on this was taken in August by the General Purposes Committee of the Rajya Sabha headed by Chairman Hamid Ansari.

A few years ago, the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha was shifted for a few days to 2-3 pm when the Upper House witnessed frequent adjournments over various issues and the Question Hour had become a casualty.